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Resource: 3 Things to Know about the Farm Bill and Climate Change

Why the U.S. Farm Bill Matters

Duke experts emphasize the pivotal role the U.S. Farm Bill can play in addressing the 11% greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. As Congress approaches the bill’s reauthorization, its conservation and energy segments, which account for over 10% of the bill’s expenditures, are in focus. These sections, since 1985, have safeguarded vital natural resources, with recent allocations nearing $20 billion for conservation. Duke experts believe that the upcoming 2023 Farm Bill has the potential to transform agriculture into a key player in combating climate change.